Elliott Ostler, Ed.D.
University of Nebraska at Omaha,
Teacher Education Department, 406n Roskens Hall, Omaha, Nebraska 68182
Institution Major/Area Degree Year
University of South Dakota Math/Science Education Ed.D. 1993
University of Nebraska at Omaha Math/Science Education M.S. 1990
University of Nebraska at Omaha Math Education B.S. 1988
Years Position, Institution
2005-Present Professor of STEM Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha
1999-2005 Associate Professor of Math Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha
1994-1999 Assistant Professor of Math Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha
1993-1994 Education Instructor, City University, Bellevue, Washington.
1990-1993 Mathematics Teacher, Elk Horn-Kimballton High School, Elk Horn, Iowa.
1990-1993 Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, Iowa Western Community College
1999-2007 Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, College of St. Mary, Omaha.
1994-2012 Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, Metro Community College, Omaha
1994-2006 Adjunct Mathematics/Science Instructor, Buena Vista University, Council Bluffs, IA
University of Nebraska at Omaha Course Assignments:
TED 8430 – School Curriculum Planning
TED 8010 – Introduction to Research
TED 8540 – Microcomputers in the Educational Process
TED 8970 – Independent Study (No FTE)
TED 8100 – Independent Research (No FTE)
TED 3000 – Special Topics in Mathematics (No FTE)
TED 4600 – Student Teacher Supervision
TED 4000 – Special Methods in the Content Area: Secondary Mathematics
TED 4330 – Teaching of Math, Elementary
University of Nebraska at Lincoln Course Assignment:
TEAC801 – Curriculum Inquiry in k-12 Mathematics
Adjunct Course Assignments
Basic Computational Mathematics Calculus I
Developmental Mathematics Calculus II
Introductory Algebra Calculus III
Intermediate Algebra Differential Equations
Pre-Calculus Algebra Calculus Based Statistics
Euclidean Geometry Abstract Mathematics
Business Statistics Applied Linear Algebra
General Statistical Methods Non-Euclidean Geometries
Mathematics for Health Occupations Elementary Science Methods
Mathematics for the Trades General Physics
Trigonometry Numbers and Geometry for Teachers
Ostler, E. (In Press 2012). Exploring logarithms with a ruler. The Mathematics Teacher.
Ostler, E. (2012). 21st century STEM education: A tactical model for long range success. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology. (2)1, 28-33.
Grandgenett, N., Ostler, E., Topp, N., & Goeman, R. (2012). Robotics and Problem-Based Learning in STEM Formal Educational Environments. Robotics in K-12 Education: A New Technology for Learning (Chapter 5) pp. 94-119. IGI Global: Hershey, PA
Ostler, E. (2011). Teaching adaptive and strategic reasoning through formula derivation: Beyond formal semiotics. Sutra: International Journal of Mathematical Sciences Education. (4)2, 116-126.
Ostler, E., & Flesch, M. (2011). Suggestions for making vertical articulation between courses a tangible part of
the mathematics curriculum using Dynamic Solution Exercises. MathAMATYC: Journal for the Association
of Two Year Colleges. Fall, 2011.
Flesch, M., & Ostler, E. (2011). An analysis of how proctoring exams in online mathematics offerings affects
student learning and course integrity. International Journal of Mathematics Teaching and Learning. Spring,
Ostler, E., Topp, N., Goeman, R., & Grandgenett, N. (2011). Contributing to the cyberinfrastructure: An
interactive STEM lesson development model for educational robotics. Proceedings for the Society for
Information Technology in Teacher Education conference. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Flesch, M., & Ostler, E. (2010). An analysis of proctored versus non-proctored tests in an online intermediate
algebra course. MathAMATYC: Journal for the Association of Two Year Colleges. Fall, 2010.
Ostler, E. (2009). From Robotics to semiotics: Using robots and graphing calculators to provide context for
traditional algebra skills. Proceedings for the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education
conference, p.p. 3606-3610. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Ostler, E., Grandgenett, N., & Mitchell, C. (2008). Innovations in mathematics assessment: Some reflections on
using Solution Dynamics to enhance quality indicators in mathematics. The Mathematics Educator. 18(2),
Ostler, E. (2008). Graphing to Guilloché, Functions to Fabergé (yes… as in eggs): An Examination of
Transformational Coefficients in Curve Sketching. Mathematical Connections. Series 2, Number 4.
Grandgenett, N., Ostler E., Jeanetta, J., Surface, J. (2007). Evaluating a four state workforce education project:
questions of investigative interest and impact threads. The Journal for Workforce Education and
Development, 2(4), 1-20.
Ostler, E. (2006). Geometric Addition Plus Logarithms Equals Geometric Multiplication. Practical Uses of Math
and Science (PUMAS Collection) http://pumas.jpl.nasa.gov/examples/layout.asp
Ostler, E. (2005). Regression analysis revisited: Deriving the regression equation using matrices. The Source,
Ostler, E., Grandgenett, N.F., Topp, N. (2001). Revisiting mathematics instruction in a graphing calculator
environment: An overview of teacher preparation. The Source, 3(1), 29-33.
Collaborators: B. Chen (University of Nebraska at Omaha); P. Clark (Strategic Air and Space Museum Education Director; Plattsmouth, NE); N. Grandgenett (University of Nebraska at Omaha); J. Harris (University of Texas); R. Mortenson (University of Nebraska at Omaha); Michael Flesch (Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska)